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Search: Posts Made By: chrism33
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,051
Posted By chrism33
Re: Best line for jib sheets

I'd go with thicker line for jib sheets. 1/2" or more. The thicker line is much easier on the hands if you're constantly trimming in a race. If you have a self tailing winch, you need to make sure...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By chrism33
Re: Singlehanded Running Backs

If you're not too worried about performance & pointing high, then I've sailed single handed with both sides left partially on. This also only works if your mainsail clears the runners when you tack.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By chrism33
Winch handles in or out?

Our boat always runs offshore races with a jib winch handle always on the drum for trimming.
We also have a "double German" mainsheet system so there are 2 more handles on the winch drums for quick...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,456
Posted By chrism33
Re: Fixed vs folding prop

Slightly off topic.
When sailing, I been told to always keep the stopped engine in gear (forward or reverese) so the prop folds back quickly.

This doesn't seem right to me.
Has anyone else...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By chrism33
A lot of people are moving to Dyneema lifelines. ...

A lot of people are moving to Dyneema lifelines.
Not sure of the cost but you can do it yourself.
There is a discussion on this topic here ......
Forum: Racing 12-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By chrism33
2011 Sydney to Hobart

Just watched the start of the Sydney to Hobart race. Great spectacle.

If anyone is interested, there is a real time yacht tracker here....
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011.. Yacht Tracker...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,356
Posted By chrism33
Try these links. Not a video but a set of step...

Try these links. Not a video but a set of step by step procedures.
Anatomy of a Spinnaker Set: Part 1 – The Bear-Away Set (http://j44resolute.com/articles/anatomy_of_a_spinnaker_set_pt1.htm)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By chrism33
Maybe a play on words: Aquaholic Avanti ...

Maybe a play on words:

Aquaholic
Avanti
AbFab
Sail La Vie
Freudian Sloop
Hydro Therapy
Liquid Asset
Love Shack
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,354
Posted By chrism33
There are down sides to combining VHF signals: ...

There are down sides to combining VHF signals:
1. You add complexity and a single point of failure;
2. You reduce sensitivity (reception range is reduced by about 40%);
3. One radio will transmit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 6,188
Posted By chrism33
Hi I recently bought a Beneteau and found...

Hi

I recently bought a Beneteau and found that the previous owner had a custom Dacron main and a furling headsail made in China.
Fareastsails, Hong Kong Sailmakers for Performance Cruising Sails...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By chrism33
Thanks all for the tips. This pipe drains...

Thanks all for the tips.

This pipe drains into a deep locker which sits below the water line. There is no possibility of a drain hole.

In the short term, I might go with zip tieing the beer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By chrism33
How can I seal a anchor chain deck pipe?

Hi folk.
I have this anchor chain deck pipe on my boat. (I think it's called a spurling pipe?)
When there's a bit of a sea, it lets water in.
I've had some sucess stretching a neoprene beer...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-20-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,172
Posted By chrism33
Wink This forum topic is very timely. I was in an...

This forum topic is very timely.

I was in an offshore race 2 days ago. We had a 25kt tail wind, the jib was poled out (to windward) on a run with a rolling sea. We had an accidental gybe and one...
Forum: Oceania 01-18-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,065
Posted By chrism33
South Australia

If anyone is sailing in and around South Australia, there are some useful cruising guides on the website of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron.

Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron - Notes...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 5,488
Posted By chrism33
Here is some great "feel good" footage from the...

Here is some great "feel good" footage from the race ....
You Tube Sydney-Hobart 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BKGVVsnAQw&feature=player_embedded)

It makes me want to get out there!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By chrism33
Sure. The feeder comes off with just 2 screws. ...

Sure. The feeder comes off with just 2 screws.
I haven't tried it but drum removal sounds more compicated.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By chrism33
Sorry, I skipped some detail. If racing, we drop...

Sorry, I skipped some detail. If racing, we drop the halyard swivel before we go out. We use the system just like a (non-furling) dual track foil. All is well except for the lack of a second tack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By chrism33
Yep, you're right. It must be me - but it seems...

Yep, you're right.
It must be me - but it seems strange that you need to go to the trouble of disassembling the drum to do this.
I routinely set a second sail but I have to temporarily lash the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By chrism33
Jib Furling Question

Hi

I'm the proud owner of a new jib furler (Furlex 200S). It comes with dual foil tracks (picture below).

For cruising, the furler works well - I can shorten the headsail as the furler is...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 5,488
Posted By chrism33
Angry Oh man. I've just upgraded my headsails to...

Oh man.
I've just upgraded my headsails to use foils instead of the old hanks.
Footage of this race shows that the fast maxis have gone back to using hanks with furling along the foot.
Bugger....
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